The most basic ethical standard that everyone involved with trying to stop the coronavirus from doing great damage to our society is the Hippocratic Oath: "First donor harm."
First, before prescribing a specific treatment, physicians must have a proper diagnosis. Unfortunately the grossly inaccurate computer models that were used to diagnose the potential harm of the coronavirus have led to the shutdown of our economy.
From a medical perspective, radical "social distancing" may have been a good idea. But the coronavirus isn't just a medical problem, it's also an economic problem. And a good case can be made that the damage to the economy will be far worse than the proscribed treatment for the coronavirus.
Here's some food for thought about the in accuracy of computer models, and the potential harm of acting on them: https://thebusinesstimes.com/unless-people-return-to-work-coronavirus-pandemic-wins/
My dad is 72 today. In his lifetime he has taught ballroom dancing, got accepted into West Point but family convinced him not to go, won a full scholarship for singing, offered a job in the NSA but also didn’t take it, was one of two chosen in BMT during Vietnam to do intel for the frontlines from Okinawa, was a DJ for a very popular radio show, quit his job and became a full time caretaker of my Nana with Alzheimer’s when his two other siblings wouldn’t, couldn’t find a job when he had to put her somewhere and become “the truck guy” and unloads trucks at 72, and most importantly RAISED ME BY HIMSELF! And yes that’s a run on sentence but I don’t care 🤣 Happy Birthday to “Me Ole Geezard” ❤️
A message from Dave.